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Suggested: 6-7 hours/week...


Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Welcome to Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview! This course consists of the course guides, including discussion forum activities and assessments, along with presentations by a range of presenters, from the University of Geneva, The Graduate Institute, WHO, UNDP, WTO, IUCN, Medicines Patent Pool, among others. You will benefit from the insights and perspectives of multiple contributors involved in global health research, teaching, policy and practice across disciplines and sectors. Your enjoyment and benefits from the course will above all depend on your participation within this course, and we very much look forward to your participation through the discussion forums. Enjoy the course!

7 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings
7 videos
Dr. Samantha Battams1m
Dr. Didier Wernli55s
Dr. Slim Slama1m
Dr. Rafael Ruiz De Castaneda1m
2 readings
Course Description10m
General Introduction10m
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Global Health concepts

This module will introduce the concept of global health. Global health is a relatively new field and there is currently some debate over its definition.

4 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
Course guide module 210m
Lesson 110m
Lesson 210m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Global Health Concepts14m
4 hours to complete

Emerging Trends in Global Health: Infectious Diseases

There are 7 parts to module 3. Lessons 3 & 4 are both introductory sections that describe key concepts necessary to understand infectious diseases and how we deal with them. Lesson 5 constitutes the core lesson of module 3. This lesson focuses on the current global situation and future challenges for the most prominent infectious diseases of the world. In lessons 6-9 we discuss neglected tropical diseases, re-emerging infectious diseases and epidemics/pandemics. Finally, lesson 10 and 10b summarize module 3 in a set of key conclusions.

9 videos (Total 152 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Pneumonia and Diarrhoeal Diseases in Children: Global Health Challenges by Alain Gervaix16m
Achievements and Challenges in the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS by Michel Kazatchkine22m
Tuberculosis: Burden; Progress in Prevention, Care and Control; Challenges Towards Elimination by Mario Raviglione18m
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Key Issues and Challenges in Global Health by François Chappuis22m
Emerging Viruses in 2013: Influenza A H7N9 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus by Laurent Kaiser13m
Mathematical modelling for understanding and predicting communicable diseases by Antoine Flahault9m
9 readings
Course guide module 310m
Lesson 310m
Lesson 410m
Lesson 510m
Lesson 610m
Lesson 710m
Lesson 810m
Lesson 910m
Lesson 1010m
1 practice exercise
Emerging Trends in Global Health: Infectious Diseases14m
2 hours to complete

Emerging Trends in Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases and Disability

In this module we consider the rise of non-communicable (NCDs) diseases across countries, along with mental disorders and disability.

6 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Chronic Diseases in Developing Countries: Diabetes as a Global Health Challenge by David Henri Beran14m
Mental Health and Mental Health Promotion by Samantha Battams10m
Mental Health and Conflict by Ariel Eytan14m
3 readings
Course guide module 410m
Lesson 1110m
Lesson 1210m
1 practice exercise
Emerging Trends in Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases and Disability14m
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Top reviews from Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview

By RASep 7th 2018

This course is very challenging and prolific. It has really widen my knowledge in the Health sector and I hope to study an upgrade of it in future. Many thanks to all the course instructors.

By JQFeb 8th 2018

Fun and Interesting Course! Learned a bunch of stuff I hadn't really known and put together in my mind prior to this course. Thanks to all of y'all who put this course together. Dr Quincy



Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda

Institute of Global Health - Faculty of Medicine
University of Geneva

Antoine Flahault

Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) and co-Director of Centre Virchow-Villermé (Université Paris Descartes)
University of Geneva and Université Paris Descartes – Sorbonne Paris Cité

About University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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